Corporate Angel Network has received a 2009 Public Benefit Flying Award from The National Aeronautic Association and the Air Care Alliance.
The Public Benefit Flying award, created to honor volunteers and organizations engaged in flying to help others, was presented Sept. 10 in the Lyndon B. Johnson room of the U.S. Senate.
“It began in 1981 with a dream,” said NAA’s President Jonathan Gaffney while presenting the award. “Use empty seats on routine corporate flights to transport cancer patients to treatment across the country. The dream became reality. “With more than 500 corporate participants contributing more than 2,5000 flights annually, Corporate Angel Network has marked nearly three decades as an aviation lifeline to treatment that eases the physical discomfort, emotional stress and financial burden of travel to treatment for cancer patients.”
The National Aeronautic Association is a non-profit membership organization devoted to promoting public understanding of the importance to the United States of aviation and space flight. NAA is the caretaker of several major aviation awards, and certifies all world and national aviation records set in the United States.
The Air Care Alliance is a nonprofit public service organization supporting the work of dozens of volunteer-based charitable organizations whose members fly to help others.
For more information: 914-328-1313 or CorpAngelNetwork.org.